Angel Taylor

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Angel Taylor
Birth name Angel Mae Taylor
Born (1988-03-20) March 20, 1988 (age 26)
Sylmar, California, United States
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Pop, soul
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboard
Years active 2009-present
Labels Aware, Columbia
Associated acts Katrina Parker
Website www.angeltayloronline.com

Angel Mae Taylor[1] is a pop singer-songwriter based out of the Los Angeles area.

Angel Taylor's debut album, entitled Love Travels[2] was released on iTunes on March 31, 2009 through Aware/Columbia Records. An EP titled "Love Travels EP" was released on iTunes in February 2009 prior to the release of Taylor's full debut album featuring several songs from the LP. Her song "Make Me Believe" was offered as the iTunes single of the week during the week of March 30, 2009. Taylor has toured with a variety of artists including Adele, Kate Voegele, Brett Dennen, Brandi Carlile and Gavin DeGraw. Taylor was a supporting artist along with Five For Fighting, Mat Kearney, and Sugar Ray at various concerts during the summer of 2009.

Taylor was also featured as one of VH1's You Oughtta Know: Artists On The Rise in 2010.

Personal life[edit]

Born to mother LaTonya Taylor and an abusive father, Angel Taylor is the youngest of 5 sisters who had once shared a room together. Her elder sister Ebony Taylor appeared on the fifth season of America's Next Top Model. She has lived in Sylmar, California

Early career[edit]

Angel's recording career began when she sent an email to producer Mikal Blue who has also worked with Colbie Caillat, Brendan James, and Jason Reeves and this resulted in an invitation to his studio, Revolver Studios. "I played two songs, 'Chai' and 'It's Easy,' and he said he wanted to work with me - I told him all I wanted to do was get my music on a CD, and asked him how long that was going to take, and he said, 'Oh no, I want to really work with you...'"[3]

After only a matter of months, Angel Taylor took her first plane trip to the record label studio in New York and bought her first cell phone. After signing with Aware/Columbia Records she was able to move herself, her mother and two of her sisters into their first house. Angel had had no musical school and only started writing poetry because of her sister. Angel Taylor: "Ebony started writing poetry when she was 14, I was 13, and I started writing cheeseball stuff like, 'you're awesome, I think you're opossum.' It didn't really get real until a few years later, but I never took a lesson - songs happened by me banging on a piano, playing it by ear, and trying to fit my poetry in. I didn't want to be a musician, I just wanted a fun hobby..."[4]

The Voice[edit]

She was a contestant on the second season of The Voice, where she picked Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine as her coach. Later in the battle rounds she lost to Katrina Parker therefore losing her chance to perform in the live shows.

Episode Round Song Result
2 Blind Auditions "Someone like You"
Safe
8 "Battle Rounds "Bleeding Love"
Eliminated

Discography[edit]

  • Love Travels (2009)
  • Love Travels EP (2009)
  • Motion EP (2012)
  • Up All Night (2014)

Taylor's song "Like You Do" was featured in the next to last episode of The CW's One Tree Hill's sixth season and a season 2 episode of VH1's Tough Love, where Taylor also performed the song. "Make Me Believe" was featured on 90210 on May 5, 2009.

She has also worked with the California based DJ's, Mako. In 2014, Angel Taylor is the featured Vocalist on "Up All Night" by Russian DJ Arty.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Births, 1905 - 1995". Familytreelegends.com. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  2. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Biography: Angel Taylor". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Gargano, Paul. "Angel Taylor: Love Travels". December 2008. 
  4. ^ Gargano, Paul. "Angel Taylor: Love Travels". December 2008. 
  5. ^ Arty (musician)#Discography

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